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Charles Burnett (April 13, 1944, Vicksburg, Mississippi) is an African-American film director, film producer, writer, editor, actor, photographer, and cinematographer . His most popular films include Killer of Sheep (1977), My Brother’s Wedding (1983), To Sleep with Anger (1990), The Glass Shield (1994), and Namibia: The Struggle for Liberation (2007) . He has been involved in other types of motion pictures including shorts, documentaries, and a TV series .

Considered by the Chicago Tribune as “one of America’s very best filmmakers”, and by the New York Times as “the nation’s least-known great filmmaker and most gifted black director”, Charles Burnett has had a long and diverse filmmaking career.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Charles Burnett (director), licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Charles Burnett (April 13, 1944, Vicksburg, Mississippi) is an African-American film director, film producer, writer, editor, actor, photographer, and cinematographer . His most popular films include Killer of Sheep (1977), My Brother’s Wedding (1983), To Sleep with Anger (1990), The Glass Shield (1994), and Namibia: The Struggle for Liberation (2007) . He has been involved in other types of motion pictures including shorts, documentaries, and a TV series .

Considered by the Chicago Tribune as “one of America’s very best filmmakers”, and by the New York Times as “the nation’s least-known great filmmaker and most gifted black director”, Charles Burnett has had a long and diverse filmmaking career.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Charles Burnett (director), licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Directing

Gender Male

Known Credits 32

Birthday 1944-04-13

Place of Birth Vicksburg, Mississippi, USA

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Also Known As

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Directing TV ShowsMovies

2018 Power to Heal: Medicare and the Civil Rights Revolution Director
2010 42 One Dream Rush Director
2009 Relative Stranger Director
2007 Quiet as Kept Director
2007 Namibia: The Struggle for Liberation Director
2003 Warming by the Devil's Fire Director
2003 The Blues (7 episodes)Director Director
2003 Nat Turner: A Troublesome Property Director
2000 Finding Buck McHenry Director
1999 Independent Lens (1 episode)Director
1999 Selma, Lord, Selma Director
1999 The Annihilation of Fish Director
1998 The Wedding Director
1997 The Final Insult Director
1996 Nightjohn Director
1995 When It Rains Director
1994 The Glass Shield Director
1991 America Becoming Director
1990 To Sleep with Anger Director
1983 My Brother's Wedding Director
1978 Killer of Sheep Director
1973 The Horse Director
1969 Several Friends Director

Writing

2007 Quiet as Kept Writer
2007 Namibia: The Struggle for Liberation Writer
2003 Warming by the Devil's Fire Writer
2003 Nat Turner: A Troublesome Property Writer
1994 The Glass Shield Writer
1991 America Becoming Writer
1990 To Sleep with Anger Writer
1983 My Brother's Wedding Writer
1983 Bless Their Little Hearts Writer
1978 Killer of Sheep Writer
1973 The Horse Writer
1969 Several Friends Writer

Crew

2007 Quiet as Kept Cinematography
1991 America Becoming Cinematography
1982 A Different Image Cinematography
1979 Bush Mama Cinematography
1978 Killer of Sheep Cinematography
1969 69 Pickup Cinematography

Production

2007 Quiet as Kept Producer
1983 My Brother's Wedding Producer
1978 Killer of Sheep Producer
1973 The Horse Producer
1969 Several Friends Producer

Editing

2007 Quiet as Kept Editor
1982 Illusions Editor
1978 Killer of Sheep Editor
1973 The Horse Editor
1969 Several Friends Editor

Acting

2017 We Blew It as Himself
2013 Dreams Are Colder Than Death
2011 These Amazing Shadows as himself
2003 Nat Turner: A Troublesome Property as Lucinda

Camera

1983 My Brother's Wedding Director of Photography
1983 Bless Their Little Hearts Director of Photography

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